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Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Conan marker drawing from early 80s. My scanner is too small so it was pieced together unskillfully, hence the differences in size and contrast. The rough color comp. looks better in some ways, color, composition, but I always like roughs for some reason. Maybe it's the feeling and energy that is lost in the finish. Or maybe I'm talking out of my petard.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
This is an example of drawing for commission. The client asked for a drawing of a character from a popular movie. He sent me web links of movie clips to use as reference. First I draw from the movie to get familiar with the character, just rough sketches copied right from the scenes using the magic of freeze frame.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
How to impress executives and gussy up a storyboard panel. In panel 1 just the simple line drawing of whatever scene is needed. Panel 2 pencil shading is laid over line drawing. Softer leads are better for this and remember to start each stroke outside the picture area so the shading will look smoother. Panel 3 tissue is used to smear the shading using mostly circular motions to keep it smooth. Panel 4: Use an eraser - electric or regular - to create light areas. Electric is good for the more detailed parts. Panel 5: Start adding darker areas and textures. Dark shading is done last to avoid turning your masterpiece into an unholy mess.
To drawing convincing background scenery, perspective and construction are critical. Even with stylized and flat 2d design construction gives the scene a solid look and is evident in many old classic cartoons from Disney to Looney Tunes. Look for this quality next time you are watching a favorite cartoon.
These examples above are from a basic geometry textbook and has the technical terms for all the points and names for planes, etc. I enjoy learning about them but in storyboarding it is good to use shortcuts only after learning the fundamentals from a book or school.
Monday, November 05, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Andy Griffith in scary mode with Jimmy the Idiot. When he was mad Andy could get real scary sometimes usually with Barney or Opie. His best line: " Barney, when this over I'm gonna kill you." from Return of the Fun Girls episode. I may have watched too much TV as a kid but sometimes it was worthwhile.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Some tips on the easy way to drawing girls: Look at a lot of real girls for many years. Stare at them from a safe distance but try not to get caught, especially by a boyfriend or husband or Mom. Then practice in your room alone for several decades and viola! Instant success. No charge but if you want to send money I'll have a pay pal soon.